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"Cross" word contest puzzles and solutions

Patrick Berry's six-day challenge from October 17 to 22, 2011

Patrick Berry
Patrick Berry
If you missed the "CROSS" WORD CONTEST you can (and should!) still print out and solve the set, a landmark in the history of NYT crosswords. Read the notepad.

Will Shortz likes to run a special puzzle week each fall. In 2011, Patrick Berry created a six-day set where we had to solve a final meta-challenge on the last day.

For reasons you will discover as you work through these puzzles, the NYT did not provide electronic versions for the complete set. We did, though! You can work through all six puzzles using the XWord Info solver links below.

The puzzles

Monday: XWord Info solver PDF Tuesday: XWord Info solver PDF
Wednesday: XWord Info solver PDF Thursday: XWord Info solver PDF
Friday: XWord Info solver PDF Saturday: XWord Info solver PDF

The answers — click each grid to see the full solution

Monday October 17
Tuesday October 18
Wednesday October 19
Thursday October 20
Friday October 21
Saturday October 22

The prize — a special collection of NYT crosswords

Will Shortz Picks His Favorites
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The prize itself is interesting. It's a collection of daily crosswords Will Shortz himself chose as his favorites from September 2002 through 2010.

You can see the list of puzzles here but the real value of the book is reading Will's personal commentary on each one, and for that, you need to buy the book.

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